So it seems I’ve got a bit of housekeeping to attend to since last I wrote. Time to flip that “Closed” sign around, sweep up the dust that accumulated on the floor, and count the money in the register. Back to work, as they say, back to work. Fortunately there hasn’t been much groundbreaking news in Bermuda during my absence. Sure, Queen Elizabeth paid a visit for a few days, but assuming she took my advice I’m confident Her Royal Highness had a blast during her stay. As expected the weather is still gloriously balmy—high 70’s, clear skies—and golf season is now in full swing with courses island-wide offering discounts and special reciprocal relationships. Like this one: Guests staying at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess or the Fairmont Southampton can reserve tee times at Riddell’s Bay Golf Club, a ritzy members-only course now open for tourist play. There’s more where that came from too. Rumor has it members-only Tucker’s Point Golf Club is also accepting tourist play and even the venerable Mid Ocean Club has a few slots open for visiting golfers. So what are you waiting for? It may not be beach weather, but it sure is a good time to visit Bermuda.
is a Bermuda-based travel writer and television correspondent. To read his work visit DavidLaHuta.com or to follow him on Twitter visit Twitter.com/DavidLaHuta. Visiting Bermuda? Read his story, 36 Hours in Bermuda, which appeared in the New York Times travel section in September 2009 (http://bit.ly/36HoursBermuda) and Jetsetter's The Many Faces of Bermuda, which ran in January 2011 (http://bit.ly/FacesOfBDA).